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governments for the very first time talking at least on a cabinet level today and a russian defense official discussing ukraine with nato members in brussels. and tamron, amongst this swirl of activity, you've got russia and the west's end games, which are beginning to emerge. on the one hand, washington and berlin are pushing a plan agreed to by western foreign ministers today in paris that would include international observers, direct talks between moscow and kiev and new elections in may. the russians, on the other hand, want to see a return of viktor yanukovych, they call him the legitimate president, he would have new elections, not in may, but december. there's a big gulf between the two sides, but at least, tamron, they are talking again. back to you. >> absolutely, thank you very much, jim maceda. now let me bring in new york congressman elliiot engel, he's also a member of the congressional ukrainian caucus. sir, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> i know defense secretary chuck hagel was at a house hearing this morning giving an update and he said he and general demps
with sand bags, ice bags, all sorts of defenses, and now they are covered in flowers, many, many, many flowers and photographs of those who died. a lot of them by sniper bullets during those disturbances just a week or so ago. kerry was surrounded by an absolute scrum of camera people and security officers and well aware those images would be sent around the world. the substance, of course, of what he said today was that the economic support that the u.s. was prepared to provide for ukraine at a time also when the imf is here, because the economy here is in a terrible state and everyone is aware that the russians can't probably, will tighten the economic screws. we've already seen a hint of that today with the suggestion that gas prices are going to be going up, so a very important gesture by kerry, whose visit here is under very, very close attention, tamron. >> ian williams, thank you very much. now let's get the latest from chuck todd. to pick up on where ian picked off, the economy, economic instability, i'm looking here, the dow is now up 202 points, we're not seeing the rattles,
republicans on the defensive in their 2014 campaigns. in fact, in kentucky yesterday, former president bill clinton riled up the sold-out crowd while stumping for alison grimes, who wants senate minority leader mcconnell's seat. both stayed away from mentioning the health care law, but as today's "first read" points out, both clinton and grimes played the obama dem play book of 2014 by emphasizing the need to raise the minimum wage and reduce income inequality. >> i don't know about you, kentucky, but i'm not going to let any washington politician whose net worth is over $25 million tell me, tell us, that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is going to hurt our economy. >> in the end, you can only have a lot of rich people if you have even more middle class people and all the poor folks have a chance to work their way into it. >> joining me now live, nbc news correspondent mark murray. we can see the direction in that race, as well as in many other key races in 2014. >> that was my big takeaway from yesterday, is alison grimes/bill clinton event in kentucky, they were following th
eceddo today by secretary of defense chuck hagel. >> i'm closely watching the exercises along the ukrainian border. i expect russia to be transparent about the activities and i urge them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to miscalculation, during a very delicate time. >> the crisis now centers on the region of crimea, in southern ukraine, where pro-russian gunmen have seized control of parliament, barricading themselves inside, even raising russian flags. cold war fears with stoke yesterday when russia announced it's sending 150,000 troops to the border to engage in six games of war games, in what russian media described as the biggest exercise since the soviet era. there's now word unconfirmed that the president and we've heard these comments from secretary hagel, jim. what seems to be the tone where you are. >> tamron, first of all, turning quickly to kiev, what a first day on the job to arseni -- he's the former economy and foreign minister, very well known to both the u.s. and russia. he was officially voted today as the interim prime minister, and
suspended by the nfl network. we'll see what happens with the latest allegations and his defense, as well. thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >>> up next, explosive new allegations surrounding the boston bombings. a new report now suggests the attacks could have been prevented if police solved a triple murder beforehand, that's what one reporter uncovered and the writer of this explosive article will join me live. >>> and in just hours, we'll get a look at president clinton's unreleased documents. thousands of formerly classified docs will be released to the public. mark murray will join us to talk about if there's any significance there. ameriprise asked people a simple question: can you keep your lifestyle in retirement? i don't want to think about the alternative. i don't even know how to answer that. i mean, no one knows how long their money is going to last. i try not to worry, but you worry. what happens when your paychecks stop? because everyone has retirement questions. ameriprise created the exclusive confident retirement approach. to get the real answers you need. start buildi
that same day through the trial, which only lasted about two hours, there was no defense presented, and then just a couple months after that, no appeal ever filed, and then he went to the electric chair, the youngest american put to death in the 20th century. >> and the details of even the execution, as i've read, he was so small that he had to sit on bibles so that he could reach the -- be executed in the chair because of his slight size here, but the people who have been pushing for this and behind the effort to clear his name, what are they saying ultimately that they would like here from the judge? is it to say he was innocent, is it to say that due process, what is the ultimate goal here? >> well, the attorneys for the family, the surviving relatives, have put a couple different options before the judge here. one is a motion to grant a retrial based on the testimony that was heard in a hearing here in the courthouse last month from his surviving brother and his two sisters, which was basically an alibi statement saying he was with them, with the family, overnight when these yo
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